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White Blood Cell Booster May Help Cancer Patients Avoid Deadly Complications

...s by the names Neupogen and Neulasta. Kuderer also receives funding from the National Institutes of Health. This study compiled the results of 17 trials involving more than 3,000 patients receiving chemotherapy of varying intensity to treat several different types of cancers. The researchers found that nearl...

New "second-line" AIDS Drug Shows Promise in Trials

...gh they are not a cure. But the longer a patient receives these drugs, the likelier it is that he or she will develop resistance problems as the virus mutates. In the case of NNRTIs, HIV can sidestep existing drugs with just a tiny mutation in a single amino acid. The treatment options narrow further if a...

Kids With Crohn's Disease are at Ease Now

... there is no cure. Once every 10 weeks, Drieband receives a biologic therapy called infliximab (trade name Remicade at the pediatric infusion center at Cedars-Sinai. Infliximab, Dubinsky explained, is used for patients who have not responded adequately to standard therapies such as anti-inflammatory drugs...

Neurotransmitter That can Yield New Insights in the Fight Against Diabetes Identified

...rs, the chemical travels from the hindbrain, which receives warnings of low glucose levels from the body, to the paraventricular hypothalamus, which authorises the consumption of energy stores to replace the missing sugars. "There's a huge interest in how the body senses glucose," said Alan Watts, director ...

Stem Cells Research in Parkinsons Disease

..., where Dr. Sanbergs commentary appears this week, receives nearly 6 million e-visitor hits per month. Content includes research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences....

Texan Battles Flesh-eating Bacteria Contracted While Swimming

...s common, he said, noting that John Sealy Hospital receives only two or three cases in a year. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported 54 cases of Vibrio vulnificus infection in 2006. At least 16 were caused by water contact....

Mother Has the Right to the Placenta, US Court Rules

...rthing and herbal medicine. Selander said if she receives a placenta from a client who delivered at a hospital, it is contained in a tightly sealed clear bag that is tagged with the hospital's name and marked as a biohazard. Encapsulating placentas is simple, requiring only a few common kitchen appliances a...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...the eggs are fertilised in the lab while the woman receives hormone drugs to ready her womb for implantation. It is then hoped a normal pregnancy will ensue. But see what happened to Lee Cowden, aching to conceive and who was pumped full of hormones to make her produce more eggs. The result? A trip to hospit...

After Bringing Cheer Rains Choke Delhi's Roads

... just four days, much more than the usual 55 mm it receives in the month of June, the city faced waterlogging problems. "The weekend was just fantastic and I and my family went to India Gate to simply enjoy the weather out in the open. However, this morning I got terribly late for work thanks to the traffic...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...reservative. Perhaps one in 500,000 children who receives the MMR vaccination suffers a severe brain inflammation that can lead to lifelong mental disability -- presumably including autism. The vaccine court has awarded several dozen such children over the past two decades. Michelle's parents might have bro...

India to Have 30 World-class Universities Across the Country: PM

...lly set up under an act of parliament and not only receives funding from the central government but is also governed by the UGC, the nodal body for higher education, in terms of course curriculum. According to the ministry of human resource development, there are at present 18 central universities, includin...

A New Signaling Mechanism in Drosophila

...the target cell. In this manner, the receptor cell receives the signal from two distinct sources. Jordi Casa...he human growth factor), which also reacts when it receives an external signal. This research describes a very signalling mechanism in the fly which is very b...

Good News for Sufferers of Heart Attack, Chest Pain

...ys to go before every heart attack and ACS patient receives the full range of tests and treatments that we know can benefit them," Eagle continues. He notes, for example, that only 85 percent of STEMI patients and 83 percent of ACS patients in the study received a statin in 2006, when virtually all such patie...

Johns Hopkins Medicine Honors U.A.E. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

...search and clinical care. The School of Medicine receives more federal research funding than any other medical school in the United States. The Johns Hopkins Health System includes three acute-care hospitals, including The Johns Hopkins Hospital, which opened in 1889 and has headed the list of Americas best...

British Scientists Discover New Protein to Treat Epilepsy and Schizophrenia

...t when one type of receptor, the kainate receptor, receives a chemical signal a small protein called SUMO attaches itself. SUMO pulls the kainate receptor out of the synapse, stopping it from receiving information from other cells and making the cell less excitable. The scientists who discovered SUMO's ro...

Exposure to CT Scan Radiation may Be Equivalent to That of Nuclear Bomb

...o some estimates, the radiation exposure a patient receives from a full-body CT scan is often 500 times that of a conventional X-ray and about the same as that received by people living 2.4 kilometres away from the centres of the World War II atomic blasts in Japan. The researchers say that a CT scan might...

Late Clamping of Umbilical Cord may Reduce Anemia in Children

...ly higher. This suggests that the fetus not only receives melatonin from the mother via the umbilical vein because it crosses the placental barrier, but also that it is produced in stressful situations such as during labor, says de Paco Matallana. Thus, high melatonin concentrations in the umbilical cord, t...

VA Should Revise Its Methods for Evaluating PTSD in Ex-military Personnel

... times. Ensuring that every veteran making a claim receives a comprehensive evaluation could make the process more efficient. The report offers a starting point to help VA devise new ratings criteria specific to PTSD. The committee emphasized the need to rate PTSD disability based on a fuller range of an in...

Strife in Kashmir Drives Thousands to Psychiatric Wards

...acility kept available at smhs hospital, Srinagar, receives more than 150 patients per day. The centre was set up on the persistence of doctors. Doctors say that most of the people living in Kashmir have fallen prey to mental disorders like depression or anxiety. They feel the root cause is the high threat ...

FDA Reaffirms Policy Barring MSM From Donating Blood

...its Web site said it would modify the policy if it receives data showing that doing so would not pose a "significant and preventable" risk to blood recipients, the AP/Times reports. The agency said that current HIV tests are highly accurate but still cannot detect the virus 100% of the time. According to th...

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